Day 5

Nervous Conditions Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Nervous Conditions Timeline

    Kind of Activity:

    Technology

    Objective:

    Students will create a timeline of the events in the novel.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5

    Structure:

    To begin this activity, have students watch Tsitsi Dangarembga’s TED Talk on the importance of the creative economy. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_eDYfKWptw) Then, lead the class through a short discussion using some or all of the following questions:

    · What does Dangarembga mean by a creative economy?

    · What is Dangarembga’s argument?

    · How does Nervous Conditions fit into her argument?

    · What is the importance of art, in your opinion?

    Then, instruct students to work...

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